Late-Night Chicken Congee

Khao Tom

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 1998

  • About

All across east and Southeast Asia, congee is a popular breakfast food. As a thick hot soup, it is both satisfying and comforting, as any early-morning food should be. There are many different versions of congee, but the main differences lie in the range and variety of tastes and condiments that are used to dress up and enliven an essentially uncomplicated dish.

We like the common Thai version a great deal, with its savory crunch of chopped shallots and fresh taste of coriander leaf